A senior Russian foreign intelligence official has sent to prison, a respected Russian expert said, after President Vladimir Putin launched a purge of officials blamed for failings in the faltering invasion of Ukraine.
Andrei Soldatov, an leading expert on Russia’s security services, tweeted Friday that Sergei Beseda, head of the Fifth Service of the FSB intelligence agency, had been taken to Lefortovo prison.
Lefortovo is a notorious FSB jail on the outskirts of Moscow.
Beseda along with his deputy had been placed under house arrest in March, Soldatov had previously said, as officials from investigated whether moles had buried into Russia’s spy agencies and leaked intelligence on Russia’s invasion and the planning behind it.
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The imprisonment of the Russian Intelligence chief is the result of the Russian policy of “killing the messenger.” If you consistently punish the honest bearer of bad tidings, you
eliminate the possibility of getting information that you really need. Instead, you get “the party line.’ The ‘party line’ does not win battles. It blinds leaders and commanders to very real risks and dangers. It gets military members killed needlessly. Roll the tape back to 1965-1975: “Light at the End of the Tunnel” was horse manure! John
The hell-for-leather cutthroat dictator surrounds himself with sycophantic yes-men and wonders why he receives bad intelligence. Because if you give him unpleasant news he needs to hear, then he shoots the messenger.
That’s one thing I like about Putin, nobody is above going to prison. If we had the same policy we would have to build new prisons to hold all of our above the law crooked politicians and bureaucrats
Jail them all , Putin, until you are left standing there all alone!